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Creationism vs carbon 14 dating

In fact, the whole method is a giant ‘clock’ which seems to put a very young upper limit on the age of the atmosphere.

How do we know what the ratio was before then, though, say thousands of years ago?

It is assumed that the ratio has been constant for a very long time before the industrial revolution. (For on it hangs the whole validity of the system.) Why did W. Libby, the brilliant discoverer of this system, assume this?

In other words, we have a ‘clock’ which starts ticking at the moment something dies.

Carbon-14 dating—explained in everyday terms by Dr Carl Wieland An attempt to explain this very important method of dating and the way in which, when fully understood, it supports a ‘short’ timescale.

The topic of radiometric dating has received some of the most vicious attacks by young earth creation science theorists.

However, none of the criticisms of young earth creationists have any scientific merit.

The fact that the C doesn’t matter in a living thing—because it is constantly exchanging carbon with its surroundings, the ‘mixture’ will be the same as in the atmosphere and in all living things.